आइतवार, फाल्गुन २०, २०८०

Former PM Khanal expresses commitment to resolve problems of tea sector

jhalanathkhanalIlam, Former Prime Minister and senior leader of the CPN (UML), Jhalanath Khanal has said that he was committed to resolve the problems seen in the tea sector. Inaugurating the Fourth Annual General Meeting of the Central Tea Cooperatives Association Ltd Nepal in Ilam today, Khanal stressed the need of producing skilled technicians as the tea produced in the country has good market in international markets.

Khanal said, “It is the need of hour to make the tea market systematic. The future of tea sector is bright if the problems surfaced in the sector are resolved through the medium of cooperatives.
He also expressed sadness for not making any remarkable progress in tea market during his term as the Prime Minister. Khanal stressed the need of moving ahead as per the three-pillar economic policy and added that the private sector, cooperatives and state should be mobilized for the development of the tea sector. Tea farmers have been hit hard due to syndicate system of some limited people in the sector, added the former prime Minister.
Stating that it will be in favour of farmers if the cooperatives run the factories, Khanal said there was a need of appropriate tea policy for its development. He said the government should give grant for the establishment of the factories and expressed commitment that he would provide maximum support for the same. Chairman of the Central Tea Cooperatives Association, Govinda Prasad Dahal, said the tea cultivation was started since1920 BS in Nepal and it is cultivated on around 25,000 hectares of land. Tea worth more than Rs 20 million is produced in the country every year. ehp

प्रकाशित मिति: शुक्रबार, बैशाख ११, २०७२